President Vahagn Khachaturyan had a meeting with the Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati
Within the framework of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, President Vahagn Khachaturyan had a meeting with the Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati
Welcoming President Khachaturyan, the Prime Minister emphasized that Armenian-Lebanese relations are based on the best traditions both from political and trade viewpoints. President Khachaturyan noted that Lebanon is one of the most long-standing friends of Armenia in the Arab world, and contacts and cooperation with Lebanon have wide opportunities for constant tightening and development.
During the meeting, Vahagn Khachaturyan drew his Lebanese partner’s attention to the speech the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev delivered lately during the Arab League 31st summit, where he tries to present the Karabakh conflict as a manifestation of religious intolerance, making reference to the destroyed mosques.
President Khachaturyan highlighted that the statements of the President of Azerbaijan have no links with the reality, Armenia has many friends in the Muslim world, and the mentioned destroyed mosques refer to the Soviet Union period, when there was an equally negative state policy toward all the religions, and there are many destroyed churches referring to that period as well.
The Prime Minister of Lebanon noted that he was present at the summit and expressed an opinion that to evade such misunderstandings, Armenia should activate its efforts aimed at building closer relations with the states of the Arab world.